Cincinnati Police Officer Shot During Gunfight Has Died

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CINCINNATI (AP) – Cincinnati’s police chief says a policeman who was shot during a gunfight between an armed suspect and officers has died.

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says the 27-year veteran died after the shooting Friday morning in the Madisonville neighborhood.

Blackwell says multiple shots were fired between the suspect and officers responding to a 911 call. The chief says he believes the suspect was on the street when police arrived.

The suspect was critically injured in the shooting.

The shooting comes nine days after Cincinnati police released a plan for dealing with a recent surge of gun violence in the city.